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Are you an exceptional student looking for a place to do your postgraduate degree? At the School of Journalism & Media Studies at Rhodes University we have a wide variety of options for you. Come and find your focus with us.

Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism & Media Studies with a focus on digital media in Africa

Make your degree work for you! Explore multimedia storytelling and other forms of digital media production in an award-winning digital news organization. Develop new mindsets and skillsets by experimenting with revolutionary approaches to journalism, like Engaged/Relational Journalism and Solutions/Constructive Journalism. Build a substantial portfolio through your experiential learning journey at Grocott’s Mail and Rhodes Music Radio while engaging critically with debates in Media Studies and current ideas in digital media production and engagement. Access further details at: Queries to Mr Rod Amner at: or

Honours in Journalism & Media Studies

Take the next step! Our Honours programme is an excellent way to enter the discipline of media studies. Explore the pressing and critical issues of our times. Joint honours in JMS with cognate disciplines is encouraged, e.g. psychology, sociology, anthropology and history. You will need to submit a full transcript; your CV and a motivation letter. Access further details at: Queries to Dr Kealeboga Aiseng at:


Masters in Journalism & Media Studies

Expand your horizons! Become an independent researcher on digital media in Africa. We have a range of options: — Build a research project of your own on a solid coursework foundation and your choice of electives; — Opt for a practice-based research project; or, — Pursue a full thesis. Access further details at: Queries to Dr Priscilla Boshoff at:

PhD in Journalism & Media Studies

Make your mark! This is the time and place to make your original contribution to knowledge. We offer supervision in journalism studies, digital media studies, decolonial approaches, Southern epistemologies, critical data studies, as well as a range of more traditional methods and topics. Access further details at: Queries to Dr Priscilla Boshoff at:

Applications are open now until 21 November 2022 (late applications might be considered):

Please send the following documents to Belinda de Lange at by Monday 21 November 2022:

  • A full transcript
  • An up-to-date CV
  • A motivation letter
  • Honours applicants must submit a 500 word research idea

Masters and PhD applicants must submit a draft proposal of 1500 words with the following sections:

  • Provisional title of study
  • Theoretical framework
  • Literature review
  • References

For further information on postgraduate studies at Rhodes see

Source:  JMS